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Sea level rise response requires radical rethinks

Sea level rise response requires radical rethinks

Patrick Evans Mad River Union ARCATA – Arcata is almost an island in a photo taken after heavy winter rain in 1975. Water laps at the edges of U.S. Highway 101 and Samoa Boulevard and connects the Mad River to Humboldt Bay via the Arcata Bottom. The photo is a preview of the city’s future,

King Salmon, Fields Landing & Finn Town to get studied for sea level rise

SEA LEVEL RISE On Aug. 9 the California Coastal Commission awarded a $50,000 grant to Humboldt County to develop collaborative strategies to address sea level rise for some of the county’s most vulnerable areas – King Salmon, Fields Landing and Fairhaven/Finn Town. These communities are located along Humboldt Bay and at very low elevations. They’re

Behold climate change in action at the Marsh’s new Rising Tides Observation Bench

Kevin L. Hoover Mad River Union ARCATA MARSH & WILDLIFE SANCTUARY – Aldaron and Christy Laird and friends dedicated their new “Rising Tides” observation bench at the Arcata Marsh & Wildlife Sanctuary during today’s nine-foot King Tide event. Located at the southwest corner of the oxidation pond, the $650 bench – constructed of wood from the Arcata Community